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Snow fence action this weekend

By   /  14/02/2017  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association will be holding its third summer working bee for the Mt Mawson Ski Field this Sunday 19th February 2017. The plan is to put slats on the fence repaired last month, as well as to construct the new fence at the top of the ski run where wind damaged our […]

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STSA Pre-Christmas Working Bee this Sunday

By   /  16/11/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association kicks off its Summer maintenance program with a pre-Christmas working bee this Sunday at Mt Mawson. Tow Convenor Ambrose Canning advises that the focus for this working bee will be on repairing the snow fence at the top of the Mawson run that was damaged in strong winds at the […]

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Come Skiing this Weekend

By   /  25/08/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

Spring is almost here, so where can you go snow skiing and boarding an hour and a half from Hobart? – Mt Mawson of course! It has not been a huge season like last year, but there is still good ski-able snow on the Mawson run at the Mt Field National Park, and STSA volunteers […]

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Good Start to Season, with more to come

By   /  18/08/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The STSA held its August meeting last night, and has confirmed that the ski tows will again be running at Mt Mawson this weekend 20-21 August. Whilst the webcams show some loss of snow with the warm weather during the week, there is once again fresh snow forecast from Friday onwards which should provide some […]

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STSA July Meeting

By   /  21/07/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The Southern Tasmanian Ski Association held its July meeting last night, with a focus on final preparations for the 2016 season. Indications are that the season could get underway either this weekend or next, with Wellington Outdoor and Ski Club rostered for this weekend (23-24 July), and the Hobart Walking Club/ Alpine Club of Tasmania […]

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STSA Winter Solstice Meeting

By   /  22/06/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The STSA held its Winter Solstice committee meeting in Hobart on a cold dark Hobart winter night whilst snow was falling at Mt Mawson. There were no red lights or swims, but nonetheless a clear focus on the joys of winter activity in Tasmania. Following the successful 100th Anniversary Celebration of Mt Field National Park […]

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Happy 100th Birthday Mt Field National Park

By   /  23/04/2016  /  MOUNTAIN NEWS, SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

It is now exactly 100 years since Mt Field was declared Tasmania’s first National Park in 1916 (along with Freycinet). The Mt Mawson Ski Field has been operating for 50 of those years, with skiing being part of activities at Mt Field for more than 90 years. This weekend the STSA volunteers have mounted a […]

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Fagus Festival and Centenary Celebrations

By   /  14/04/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

STSA will be participating in the Fagus Festival on 23-24 April 2016 to mark 100 years since the establishment of the Mt Field National Park. Stella Rodriguez from Parks has done a great job in bringing together a range of organisations to provide displays, music, food and activities. STSA and the Alpine Snowsports History Association […]

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Volunteers in action

By   /  21/03/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

The 19th and 20th of March seemed to be a big weekend for working bees at Mt Mawson, as lots of volunteers worked to get the ski fields, the National Park and the huts looking great for the 100th Anniversary celebrations of Mt Field National Park (or maybe it was just a great weekend to […]

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Mt Mawson rope re-spliced for new season

By   /  28/02/2016  /  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN SKI ASSOCIATION NEWS  /  No Comments

It was a misty, atmospheric day at Mt Field National Park on Sunday 28th February, and once again a band of volunteers from the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association were on the mountain preparing Mt Mawson ski field for Winter 2016. Michael and Penny Wadsley from the Ski Club of Tasmania spent the day cleaning and […]

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